Modern dance meets new music in 60x60 Dance -- a one-hour multimedia extravaganza featuring 60 one-minute performances. Embracing a grass-roots ideology, 60x60 Dance takes 60 one-minute audio works from an international pool of composers and pairs them to 60 dances by local choreographers. The resulting collaborations are presented, without interruption, as a continuous one-hour performance synchronized to an on-stage analog clock.
Eclectic by nature, 60x60 Dance offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise. Dance influences range from ballet to postmodern movements, and music styles include neo-romantic, folk, ambient, field recordings, noise, jazz, rock and even the kitchen sink.
60x60 was originally conceived of as an electronic music project, collecting 60-second works by composers and sound artists from around the world. Since 2003, 60x60 has featured the work of more than 2000 composers in concerts spanning the globe. From the beginning 60x60 was a natural vehicle for collaborating with other art forms. In 2007, 60x60 teamed up with choreographers and 60x60 Dance was born. 60x60 Dance has featured more than 500 choreographers and 1000 dancers. Since then this unique collaboration has produced twenty exciting shows in New York City, London, St Louis, Montreal, Toronto, Columbus and Kansas City.
60x60 Dance returns to the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place for two performances with a unique mix of composers and choreographers highlighting the project’s rich history of the past decade.strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music, recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and audience, providing greater exposure to new music.
Fran Sperling, dance director
Andrea Skurr, dance director
Rob Voisey, founder/director
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street
New York, New York
Presented by Arts Brookfield